Small Press Traffic

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My San Francisco

Photo Credit: Catron Booker

Small Press Traffic presents My San Francisco, a new performance by Black feminist performance artist Gabrielle Civil. Inspired by SPT archives and her own coming of age as a poet, she will reckon with literary ambition, the power of friendship, sexuality, and lineage (on the page and in the body). This work will incorporate poetry, movement, bibliomancy, and projections.

This performance is the final event in Gabrielle Civil's five-part series Where Would I Be Without You?

Tickets are $10 and can be secured through the link below. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Contact us if this cost is prohibitive and you'd like to reserve a ticket.


Saturday, June 22 | 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 22, 2024
7:00 pm


The Lab
2948 16th St, SF


A wheelchair lift can be accessed through the center doors of the Redstone Building (2940 16th Street). Contact SPT in advance if you will need the doors to the lift open. The Lab supports Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) through its mixing board. Each bathroom has one stall with a 35 inch clearance at the door.

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Gabrielle Civil

Gabrielle Civil is a black feminist performance artist, poet, and writer, originally from Detroit, MI. She has premiered over fifty performance artworks worldwide including Black Weirdo School (Pop Up Critique) (2023), the déjà vu—live (2022) and Jupiter (2021). Her performance memoirs include Swallow the Fish (2017), Experiments in Joy (2019), (ghost gestures) (2021), and the déjà vu (2022.) Her writing has also appeared in New Daughters of Africa, Bone Bouquet, Poem-a-Day, Tripwire, Kitchen Table Translation, Migrating Pedagogies and Experiments in Joy: a Workbook. A 2023 Performance Fellow at the Franconia Sculpture Park, she earned her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from New York University and teaches at the California Institute of the Arts. The aim of her work is to open up space.

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